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Apple And Cardamom Pancakes Stacked Final Cover Picture

These are the best pancakes I have ever made! It is like an apple pie and a pancake all wrapped into one! You can top it with diced apples, warm applesauce, apple butter, and even your favorite jam. Anything that goes well with cooked apples is a potential topping! You can even kick it up another notch by adding whipped cream. Ground cardamom is a wonderful spice from India with a lemony and flowery flavor used often in desserts and tea. (I love green cardamom in my spice tea.) Cardamom is great in baked apples, poached pears, and fruit salads. Think about ground cardamom like you would cinnamon. It adds fabulous flavor and makes a dish so much more fun to eat.

I like to top my pancakes with more apples cooked down in a little butter, brown sugar, and ground cardamom. I adore apples, which means I cook one apple per person for the topping.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes Served with syrup

Another topping is a chunky applesauce. I like to warm the applesauce before spooning on top of the pancakes! Plus you can drizzle a little syrup.

Apple and Cardamom Pancakes with applesauce and syrup

Pancake Apple Mixture
3 tart apples – I like Crispin
1 – 2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 – 2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Pancake Batter Ingredients
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup rye flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

I like to dice another apple very small and cook in a little butter, brown sugar, and cardamom. This is a great topping! Another option is a chunky applesauce, apple butter, or jam.

Lets get to cooking!
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Chop the apples to desired size. To make them easier to peel, I like to cut off both ends of the apple. It makes it easier to hold when peeling and when slicing since I do not core my apples.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes Slice ends off the apple

Add the chopped apples, brown sugar, and ground cardamom. If you have never used cardamom, start off with one teaspoon of cardamom. Perform a taste test before deciding if you want to add more. Cook until they reach desired tenderness, stirring periodically.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes cook down the apples - at the start of cooking

Remove them from the heat and prepare your pancake batter. I tend to chop mine a little larger since they might reduce during cooking. Then if I need to, I will chop them more after they cooled a bit. It all depends if you want the pancakes chunky with larger pieces of apples or prefer a finer apple texture.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes cook down the apples - at the end of cooking

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mix eggs and milk together and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Stir in the apple mixture.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes prepared batter

Cook on a large griddle at medium temperature for a couple minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes on the griddle

While I am making the pancakes I will dice another apple smaller than what I use for the patter and cook it down with brown sugar and ground cardamom. It makes a great topping.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes Diced Apples for the topping

Serve them with or without pancake syrup. I do like to add a little syrup for added flavor.

Apple And Cardamom Pancakes  Served without syrup

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18 thoughts on “Chunky Apple And Cardamom Pancakes

  1. Bernice, I just ate dinner, but this really made me want this for dessert right now. Breakfast tomorrow at the latest!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Martijn! They were excellent! I am thinking next time getting some crepes and using the Chunky Apple Cardamom mixture as the filling. I can’t wait to make them again. 🙂

      1. Tip with Cardamom btw. If you ever make coffee in an ibrik (e.g. something like turkish, greek or armenian coffee) add a bit of cardamom to your coffee.
        In other words: Freshly ground coffee, knife tip of cardamom, add water and slowly bring it to a boil. Results in delicious coffee!

      2. Bernice says:

        That sounds absolutely wonderful and a great way to make a cup of gourmet coffee! Thanks for the tip. Bernice 🙂

  2. Oh look at those mound of pancakes that might even fill up a hungry teenager… well maybe…Have a super weekend. BAM

    1. Bernice says:

      ha ha ha… hungry teenage boys… I would imagine it can take a lot of food to fill them up! Good thing you are a great cook! 🙂

  3. Omg! These look amazing. I’m going for a long-run tomorrow morning… now you got me thinking about pancakes to fuel up before I hit the road 😉

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Julie. They are awesome! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

  4. Sophie33 says:

    oooh waw: you are so right: this look freaking delicious too! 🙂 MMMMMMMM! My dinner for tonight, I know that!

    1. Bernice says:

      It is just too darn good! I think next time I might buy some crepes as this would be a fabulous filling. I was never into pancakes – found them rather bland. But I am enjoying trying all of these recipes! 🙂

  5. OH my word..these look very tasty!!!

  6. willowdot21 says:

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    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks a lot for the awards. When I first read this I wondered what is a “Three Award Nomination” ha ha ha. Bernice

  7. Victoria says:

    These look fantastic!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – they were delish!!

  8. Kasih says:

    These look so good!

    1. Bernice says:

      These are one of my favorite pancakes!! Very tasty.

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